Curricula Recommendations

In the decades since the 1960s, ACM, along with leading professional and scientific computing societies, has endeavored to tailor curriculum recommendations to the rapidly changing landscape of computer technology. As the computing field continues to evolve, and new computing-related disciplines emerge, existing curriculum reports will be updated, and additional reports for new computing disciplines will be drafted.

Computing Curricula 2005: The Overview Report

CC2005 provides undergraduate curriculum guidelines for five defined sub-disciplines of computing:

  1. Computer Engineering
  2. Computer Science
  3. Information Systems
  4. Information Technology
  5. Software Engineering

Computer Engineering

  • CE2016: Computer Engineering Curricula 2016 (English)
  • CE2016: Computer Engineering Curricula 2016 (Chinese)
  • CE2004: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering

Computer Science

  • CSEC2017: Curriculum Guidelines for Post-Secondary Degree Programs in Cybersecurity
  • CS2013: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Computer Science  (English)
  • CS2013: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Computer Science (Chinese) 
  • CS2008 Curriculum Update: The Computing Curricula Computer Science Volume is complete and approved.
  • CC2001: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Science

Information Systems

  • IS2010 Curriculum Update: The Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems is complete and approved.
  • IS2002: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems
  • MSIS2016: Global Competency Model for Graduate Degree Programs in Information Systems
  • MSIS2006: Model Curriculum and Guidelines for Graduate Degree Programs in Information Systems

Information Technology

  • IT2017: Curriculum Guidelines for Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Information Technology.
  • IT2008: The Computing Curricula Information Technology Volume is complete and approved.

Software Engineering

  • SE2014: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering
  • GSwE2009: Curriculum Guidelines for Graduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering
  • SE2004: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering

Associate-Degree Computing Curricula

Kindergarten through 12th Grade

CSTA K-12 CS Standards, 2011 Edition

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